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Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use... Read More

Born16 December 1775
Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England
Died18 July 1817 (aged 41)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
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